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Three Charged in Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances in Western Pennsylvania

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH - Two Pittsburgh residents and a Michigan man have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charge of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named William Richardson, 55, and Nicole Miller, 29, both of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Kavon Dawkins, 23, of Clinton Township, Michigan.

According to indictment, between March and May of 2016, Richardson, Miller and Dawkins conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute quantities of oxycodone and oxymorphone, also known as ‘Opana,’ schedule II controlled substances, in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 30 years in prison, a fine of up to $2,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

This prosecution is the result of a federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the New Castle Police Department and the Allegheny County Police Department.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 29, 2016

Drug Trafficking